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Indiana Department of Education Announces Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program Grant Recipients

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Daniel Altman
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
daltman@doe.in.gov

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced the recipients of the Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grant today.  The Indiana Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program provides grants to school corporations that establish dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French, or any other language approved by the Department.

“I am excited to announce the recipients of the Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grant,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.  “Programs like this offer students the opportunity to learn in an environment few Hoosiers get to experience.  Today’s grant recipients have created innovative and sustainable plans to broaden the horizons of their students and I look forward to working with them on these important programs moving forward.”

Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grants provide for either the establishment of a new Dual Language Immersion program or the introduction of new languages to an existing program that begins in either Kindergarten or Grade 1.  To qualify, a program must provide fifty percent of its instruction in English and fifty percent of its instruction in a second language.  Grantees that meet all requirements established by law may apply for a second year of funding.

The following Indiana school corporations have been awarded the Dual Language Pilot Program grant for 2015-16:

School Corporation School Language Award Amount
Batesville Community School Corporation Batesville Primary Mandarin $87,017
MSD Martinsville Schools Poston Road Elementary Spanish $52,710
Valparaiso Community Schools Parkview Elementary Spanish $82,817
MSD Warren Township Pleasant Run Elementary Spanish $99,988
Warsaw Community Schools Eisenhower Elementary Spanish $100,000
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